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Schaeffler’s REPXPERT Bonus Shop gets a makeover

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Schaeffler has updated its REPXPERT Bonus Shop to give members an even better range of merchandise to choose from, along with the promise of monthly special offers to tempt mechanics even further. Fro…

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Schaeffler reminds mechanics: “You’ve got to be in it to win it!”

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

The clock is ticking for workshop professionals if they want to be the first of three lucky ‘REPXPERT Bonus Point Millionaires’ created by Schaeffler this year, as the first draw will be made at the b…

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Drivers invited to put pedal to virtual metal for historic rally challenge

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

Leading oils and lubricants manufacturer Exol Lubricants has launched an eSports event in partnership with the Historic Rally Car Register (HRCR), where drivers can put themselves through their paces …

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DENSO gears up for its karting grand final!

Date: Tuesday 14 March 2023

After six qualifying events across the length and breadth of the UK and Eire, the final 18 of DENSO’s most ‘race-ready’ customers are heading for the grand final to be held 18th March After a tough co…

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Glen Callum Associates champions women in the automotive aftermarket

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

As a keen advocate for a diversity in the workplace, Glen Callum Associates (GCA) is celebrating fair gender representation in the automotive aftermarket this International Women’s Day (8th March), hi…

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Jepson & Co’s vintage number plates get the Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars seal of approval

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

Discovery channel’s Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars has shone a light on Sheffield-based, family-owned number plate manufacturer, Jepson & Co’s vintage and classic number plates in the latest series…

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SMP Europe warns against low-quality or counterfeit EGR valves

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

Engine management specialist SMP Europe has reiterated the importance of high-quality EGR valves and engine sensors, to prevent longer-term and worsening issues on vehicles. SMP Europe supplies variou…

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LKQ Corporation clarifies GSF's future after Uni-Select acquisition

Date: Friday 10 March 2023

LKQ Corporation, the parent company of LKQ Euro Car Parts, has clarified that it will be undertaking a process to divest GSF following its acquisition of the factor’s Canadian owner, Uni-Select. The T…

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HELLA’s Neil Grant becomes a Member of the Automotive 30% Club

Date: Monday 06 March 2023

Just as HELLA, the original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier, continues to lead the way with a host of automotive advances and technological solutions, its UK Managing Director (MD), Ne…

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KYB launches Twin-Zero manufacturing challenge

Date: Monday 06 March 2023

KYB Advanced Manufacturing (KAMS) based in Los Arcos, Spain, is one of KYB’s three European shock absorber factories and it has launched a unique and interesting project called ‘Twin-Zero’. KAMS manuf…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts to highlight tech knowhow at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Monday 06 March 2023

Arnold Clark Autoparts will be highlighting its technical expertise and showcasing exclusive product brands at this year’s Automechanika Birmingham exhibition, which takes place from 6th-8th June. The…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts to sponsor first Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards hosted by IAAF

Date: Monday 06 March 2023

LKQ Euro Car Parts is to headline sponsor the first Automechanika Birmingham Garage Awards, hosted by the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). Held on the evening of Wednesday 7 June …

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Show with opportunities from added benefits

Date: Friday 03 March 2023

Lucas Oil says its debut at the Race Retro Show in Coventry last week was a success on several fronts: “We generated lots of interest in the Lucas Safeguard Ethanol Fuel Conditioner and the protection…

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JURATEK renews sponsorship with Árón Taylor-Smith for BTCC 2023 season

Date: Thursday 02 March 2023

High-quality braking brand, JURATEK, has announced it will once again be sponsoring multiple British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) winner, Árón Taylor-Smith, continuing their partnership into the 20…

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BM Catalysts to shed light on future technology at Automechanika Birmingham

Date: Thursday 02 March 2023

BM Catalysts will be focusing on the future at this year’s upcoming Automechanika Birmingham, as the aftermarket specialist prepares to share insights on the latest technology entering the aftermarket…

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JURATEK to showcase aftermarket expertise at A1 Motor Stores event

Date: Thursday 02 March 2023

Leading brake supplier, JURATEK, has announced it will be showcasing its leading product portfolio at this year’s A1 Motor Stores trade show on 16th March 2023, as well as hosting an exclusive competi…

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Motul partners with Masters of Motoring

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

Motul is delighted to announce a new association with the UK’s new prestige motoring event, Masters of Motoring, which is the latest offering from organiser, Great British Motor Shows. The new event, …

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MANN & HUMMEL to educate on most common EV filtration misconception at Automechanika Birmingham 2023

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

Automechanika Birmingham, the UK’s largest automotive trade exhibition, has revealed its gold partner, MANN & HUMMEL, will be talking all things electric vehicle (EV) at the return of the UK autom…

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Recession-proof your business with data webinar with Phocas

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

IAAF members, Phocas Software are running a webinar on Thurs 16 March at 11am GMT: Recession-proof your business with data. During periods of economic uncertainty, you need to be able to act quickly a…

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Coates signs up for new Porsche race series

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

NGK-sponsored North Yorkshire based racing car driver Max Coates and Graves Motorsport will embark on a debut season in the Porsche Visit Cayman Islands Sprint Challenge GB in 2023. The family-run tea…

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Training with the Parts Specialists: For direct exchange with the workshop experts

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

The product range with automotive parts and accessories of the brands DT Spare Parts and SIEGEL Automotive has recorded considerable growth. Due to this constant diversification, questions regarding t…

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LKQ Corporation Announces Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022

Date: Wednesday 01 March 2023

LKQ Corporation reported fourth quarter and full year 2022 financial results. “The fourth quarter was a solid operational finish to 2022. Our Wholesale - North America and Europe segments again delive…

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LKQ Euro Car Parts Blog - February 2023: Fixing the skills gap starts with retaining talent

Date: Monday 27 February 2023

The UK’s labour market is as tight as it has ever been. There are simply not enough people in the employment market to meet demand. As a result, those with vocations – like teachers and nurses – are f…

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PartsinMotion.co.uk highlights electric vehicle parts range

Date: Monday 27 February 2023

Online parts supplier PartsInMotion.co.uk is shining a light on its electric vehicle (EV) range of parts as they look to supply the future needs of the industry. The brand currently stocks over 7,300 …

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SMP Europe launches registrations for annual charity golf day

Date: Thursday 23 February 2023

Engine management and ignition specialists SMP Europe has opened registrations for its annual Golf Day on Wednesday 12th July, which will raise money for breast cancer charities. The SMP Europe Golf D…

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Suffolk New College to host third OESAA Academy Live event

Date: Thursday 23 February 2023

The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association is delighted to announce that Suffolk New College will host OESAA Academy Live on Friday 31st March and Saturday 1st April. Following the debut…

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Exol Lubricants-sponsored cycling team to tackle Etape Loch Ness

Date: Wednesday 22 February 2023

The Exol Lubricants-sponsored WSCC cycling squad will take to the picturesque roads surrounding Loch Ness for the 2023 Etape Loch Ness, a 66-mile mass participation cycling sportive. Based in Invernes…

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Comline blossoming as an international success story

Date: Monday 20 February 2023

Comline is an established international brand; it’s trusted and relied on, not just in the UK and Ireland, but around the world. It has an admired track record in impressing and securing new distribut…

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Banner Connects with The Shortis Group in power partnership

Date: Monday 20 February 2023

Leading European manufacturer of original equipment batteries and battery accessories, Banner, has entered into a major new product distribution agreement with The Shortis Group, one of the UK’s forem…

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Preliminary figures and company outlook reveal HELLA expects record sales and further improved profitability for 2023

Date: Monday 20 February 2023

HELLA, the automotive supplier operating under the FORVIA umbrella brand, has announced its preliminary results for the short fiscal year 2022 (1 June to 31 December 2022) and the outlook for the fisc…

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IAAF Garage Section launches with 1500 garages

Date: Friday 17 February 2023

The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has bolstered its lobbying capability and broadened its support offering with the addition of 1500 new garage members. At its end-of-year confe…

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CAT Awards 2023: the winners are announced

Date: Friday 17 February 2023

Around 150 guests attended the event sponsored by LKQ Euro Car Parts, where they enjoyed a delicious lunch and listened to a Q and A with four times BTCC champion Colin Turkington regaled who the audi…

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New City College REPXPERT Academy LIVE event proves a great success

Date: Friday 17 February 2023

The first REPXPERT Academy LIVE of 2023 took place at New City College Ardleigh Green campus in Hornchurch Saturday 4th February, and proved to be another success for the delegates, Schaeffler’s techn…

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BorgWarner announces Brady Ericson as CEO, Chris Gropp as CFO, and PHINIA Inc. as company name for proposed fuel systems and aftermarket segment spin-off

Date: Friday 17 February 2023

BorgWarner Inc. has announced Brady Ericson will serve as President and Chief Executive Officer, and Chris Gropp will serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the separate, pub…

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Red-hot Ott triumphs in Sweden

Date: Friday 17 February 2023

Ott Tänak and Martin Jarveoja have claimed their first victory with the NGK-sponsored M-Sport Ford World Rally Team and the Ford Puma Hybrid Rally1 in 2023 after an exemplary drive in Sweden. In only …

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Comment from LKQ Euro Car Parts on recent SMMT used car statistics

Date: Friday 17 February 2023

Following the recently published used car registration stats Andy Hamilton, CEO of LKQ Euro Car Parts, has commented: “While the backlog on new vehicle production lines initially benefited the used ve…

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Juratek ownership changes following acquisition by Fras-Le

Date: Friday 17 February 2023

Founded in 1995, Doncaster based Juratek Ltd has expanded to become a brand leader in the Automotive & CV parts distribution aftermarket, generating a turnover of £24.5 million in the UK, Europe a…

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TechMan partners with WhoCanFixMyCar.com to streamline bookings

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Garages can increase bookings and workshop efficiency with TechMan’s latest integration, as the garage management system brand partners with WhoCanFixMyCar.com. TechMan’s new WhoCanFixMyCar.com featur…

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Banner parades more giveaway goodies

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Maintaining the brand visibility of Banner – Europe’s leading manufacturer of batteries and battery accessories - remains a cornerstone of the company’s success here in the UK. And what better way of …

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Delphi Technologies wins training award

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Delphi Technologies, a brand of BorgWarner Inc, has won ‘Training Scheme of the Year’ at the CAT Awards, held Thursday 9th February at Manchester’s Lowry Hotel. The renowned industry event saw a capac…

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Gulf Lubricants listed by Marathon Warehouse Distribution

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Rossmore Lubricants, official Distributor of Gulf Lubricants throughout the UK & Ireland, is delighted to announce that the brand will now be available through Marathon Warehouse Distribution. Thi…

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Schaeffler and BILSTEIN extend cooperation on REPXPERT garage portal

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Schaeffler and BILSTEIN have offered joint technical training on chassis systems for several years, extending this partnership by collaborating on the REPXPERT garage portal in June 2021. After comple…

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GSF Car Parts strengthens employee benefits with focus on Corporate Social Responsibility

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

National motor factor GSF Car Parts has bolstered its employee benefits with the introduction of new people-focused perks in 2023. The company operates 180 branches across the UK with a workforce of m…

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Arnold Clark Autoparts wins Factor of the Year at CAT Awards

Date: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Arnold Clark Autoparts has been named the ‘Factor of the Year’ at the CAT magazine Awards 2023, as voted for by professionals in the automotive aftermarket. The prestigious award ceremony took place a…

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TMD Friction UK shines a light on the next-generation of aftermarket talent this National Apprenticeship Week

Date: Monday 13 February 2023

TMD Friction UK is calling on the importance of embracing future talent and encouraging the next generation of aftermarket professionals into the industry this National Apprenticeship week, which runs…

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GS Yuasa TV launch will answer the internet’s most frequently asked battery questions

Date: Friday 10 February 2023

GS Yuasa, the world leading manufacturer of both GS and Yuasa batteries, have announced the launch of GYTV, the new name for its engaging and educational battery learning videos. GYTV initially featur…

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ZF Aftermarket sets the pace for e-mobility at EV Ready Show

Date: Friday 10 February 2023

ZF Aftermarket has reported the EV Ready show as a huge success, with the event sparking stimulating conversations around future mobility opportunities available to the automotive aftermarket. More th…

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UKS increases Optimal sales and range despite company profile change

Date: Friday 10 February 2023

UKS has come a long way in the past 12 months. Previously called Optimal UK the owners decided to move forward with UKS Distribution Limited and haven’t looked back. Indeed, the sales for the Optimal …

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Autotech Group announces sponsorship of the NAPA Racing UK BTCC team

Date: Friday 10 February 2023

Autotech Group is delighted to be named as a sponsor of the NAPA Racing UK team ahead of the 2023 British Touring Car Championship season. Alongside its logo adorning the NAPA Racing UK team’s cars, A…

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Motor factor expands expands with addition of new tyre equipment centre

Date: Monday 06 February 2023

Carlisle-based family business K&S McKenzie Ltd. are growing their business with the addition of their new Tyre Equipment Centre. The motor factor, run by brothers Stuart and Alastair McKenzie, ha…

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